Mac Danzig Interview

Mac Danzig

Ever since winning The Ultimate Fighter 6 last December, Mac Danzig has experienced ups and downs in attempting to get himself into a contender’s role in the lightweight division.  Already a staple in the King of the Cage promotion, his appearances in the UFC have enhanced his exposure.  Ever since he defeated Mark Bocek in April, he has been incognito, trying to heal up from an injury suffered during that fight.  Danzig, in an interview with Mick Hammond of, spoke about the injury in question, his return to MMA and advice he gave to TUF 7 champion Amir Sadollah.  Below are some excerpts from the interview:

MMAWeekly: First off, Mac, can you give us an injury update?

Mac Danzig: I actually suffered the knee injury in the middle of the (Mark Bocek) fight.  I tore a bunch of muscles in my knee, and had a partial tear of a ligament.  I’ve just been healing it up and taking it easy.  I moved my girlfriend in with me, took a few photography trips for myself, and now I’m just preparing to get back in there.  It’s getting to the point where I’m eight weeks out (from my next fight) and I can start pushing hard.

The injury was slower to heal than I thought it would be, but it will be fine for this fight, unless something crazy happens.  I should be good to go.

MMAWeekly: You mention your upcoming fight.  For fans that haven’t heard yet, tell us what’s upcoming.

Mac Danzig: It’s going to be me and Clay (Guida) at a UFC Fight Night in September.  I guess it’s going to be in Omaha, Neb.  I’m not sure what spot our fight is going to be on the card.  I’ve heard rumors that it might be the main event, co-main event or just a regular fight on the card – I don’t know.  None of that really matters to me; I’m just really looking forward to fighting him.

This is the first time in a long time that I’ve been very excited about the opponent and match-up.  I think from a fan’s perspective it’s an awesome fight.  If I was a fan watching, I’d want to see it.

I have no animosity towards him, I have a lot of respect for him – it’s just one of those things where he’s an awesome competitor and I can’t wait to get in there to fight him.  It’s a huge fight for me.  It’s the biggest one I’ve had and I’m looking forward to it.

To view the rest of the interview, click here.


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